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Online Professional Development from Macquarie University Reading Clinic

Lots of great online Professional Development coming up from Macquarie University Reading Clinic in 2023!

How to teach Phonics in K-2

Start Date – 31 Jan 2023
This course is aimed at teachers wanting to teach evidence-based explicit systematic phonics in Kindergarten to Grade 2. By the end of this course, teachers will have been introduced to the evidence base for teaching phonics, relevant linguistic terminology and some of the most effective instructional techniques.


Understanding Reading Comprehension: From Research to Practice

Start Date – 7 March 2023
By the end of the workshop, learners will have a clear understanding of the skills and knowledge underpinning reading comprehension, an overview of the evidence base for reading comprehension instruction, and an understanding of how to use discussion and questioning to improve reading comprehension. This workshop will be useful for primary school teachers, special education teachers, speech language pathologists, and anyone working with children who have reading or language difficulties.


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Recent news

SPELD NSW in Wagga Wagga!

We are very excited that SPELD NSW is reaching out to regional areas of NSW in 2023, starting with a 3 day visit to Wagga Wagga in February to deliver our highly engaging professional learning courses.

SPELD NSW Holiday Shutdown

SPELD NSW Bookstore, Office and InfoLine will be closed from 20th December and will reopen Wednesday 11th January 2023.

Teaching Reading in the Early Years- a step forward in planning

Many school communities are excited by the new path that the NSW K-2 English syllabus is taking and they are ready to jump in feet first into evidence-based reading instruction. Armed with the understanding that a systematic and explicit approach to reading instruction is the most effective in reaching all learners, many schools are now seeking to understand what that might mean in their context.


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